Diarmuid Reil


Diarmuid Reil, Director, is an Architect and Project Manager who has worked on a wide range of projects in the residential, commercial, public, conservation, healthcare and pharmaceutical fields over the past 25 years. He is an advocate for the general practice of architecture and believes that variety in practice allows the architect to approach all new projects with a fresh outlook and non-prescriptive approach.

Diarmuid strongly believes that good design, architecture, urban design makes a huge difference to all our lives and shouldn’t cost the earth, but pays for itself. Diarmuid treats every brief individually and strives to provide bespoke design solutions for every project. His design approach is based on developing a detailed brief with the client and, through this process, coming to a full understanding of the client’s requirements and aspirations. Diarmuid’s work is based on a contextual approach to architecture and urban design, where all projects are informed by the urban, social, economic and environmental context of the project. This understanding of the projects’ greater context allows for the delivery of a project which is a creative response to this context and the client’s brief requirements, striving at all times to exceed the client’s expectations.

Sustainability is a first principle in this design process and not an add-on service. Clarity of the design process is closely married with a clear project management and cost control process, which allows for the delivery of projects within the agreed time and budget constraints and allows for an ongoing dialogue and partnership between all the project stakeholders; clients, design team and construction team.

Since formation, the practice has grown to include many commercial and public clients including; Bausch + Lomb Ireland, Sanofi, Amneal Pharmaceuticals, Nuritas and Waterford City and County Council. The greatest compliment we get from a client is the trust that they show us when the give they us repeat business.


Diarmuid is a Member of the Royal Institute of the Architects ofIreland, a Chartered Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects and a Member of the Register of Architects in Ireland, registration no. 10179. Diarmuid has studied at TU Dublin Bolton Street, Oxford Brookes University and University College Dublin and is qualified as an Architect, Architectural Technologist and Interior Designer. Diarmuid also has a keen interest, and has worked extensively, in the conservation of historic buildings and protected structures and, as such, is an Architect Accredited in Conservation at Grade III with the RIAI. The practice are a Practice Member of the Royal Institute ofthe Architects of Ireland.

The work of Diarmuid Reil Architects has resulted in the completion of many successful project which have been featured in architectural journals and received design awards which have included:

  • Bausch + Lomb Area 9 –Building and Architect of the Year Awards 2022 – Medical & Health – Finalist
  • Bausch + Lomb Area 9 –The Irish Construction Excellence Awards 2022 - Industrial Over €15m – Finalist
  • Nuritas Ltd. – Irish Fitout Awards 2020 - Finalist
  • Nuritas Ltd. RIAI Archiexpo - Interior Architecture & Design Awards 2019 Finalist & Irish Fitout Awards 2020 Finalist
  • Cyril Morgan Hair – RIAI Archiexpo - Interior Architecture & Design Awards 2019 Finalist
  • Bausch+ Lomb Ireland, Film Capacity Expansion Area 8 - Irish Construction Excellence Award 2018 Finalist with CJFA
  • Waterford Harvest – Venture Into the Wild with Gerard Mullen Landscape Design Bloom 2013 Gold Medal, Bloom 2013 Best Garden, Bloom 2013 Designers Favourite award
    Publication; Architecture Ireland 273, March 2013.      
  • A Rooftop Refuge Bloom 2007 Garden Design with Gwen McCarthy, Garden Designer Awards; Bloom 2007 Silver Medal.

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